LENNY'S BOOK OF EVERYTHING by Karen Foxlee has been longlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2020, one of the UK’s oldest book awards for children and young people. According to the CILIP website, the list of twenty titles for the 2020 Medal were selected from a total of 162 nominations, read by an expert volunteer team of 14 children's and youth librarians from across the UK.
WEARING PAPER DRESSES by Anne Brinsden, A GIRL IN THREE PARTS by Suzanne Daniel, and SAND TALK by Tyson Yunkaporta have been shortlisted for the Indie Book Awards 2020. Congratulations, authors!
BLOOM by Kevin Panetta and Savanna Ganucheau, LAURA DEAN KEEPS BREAKING UP WITH ME by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O'Connell, and LUMBERJANES by Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, AnneMarie Rogers, Kanesha C. Bryant, Maarta Laiho, and Aubrey Aiese have been nominated in the Outstanding Comic Book category of the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards, while She-Ra and the Princesses of Power has been nominated for Outstanding Kids & Family Programming.
Farah Naz Rishi and Glasstown Entertainment are partnering with Amazon Studios to develop Rishi's debut novel. According to Deadline, I HOPE YOU GET THIS MESSAGE is "tells the stirring tale of three teens—Cate, Jesse, and Adeem—who find themselves on a collision course with fate in the aftermath of a message from an alien race granting humans seven remaining days to live. The novel tackles issues of mental illness, faith, queerness and race."
Erin Gough's AMELIA WESTLAKE WAS NEVER HERE was named one of the ten best YA novels of 2019 by Entertainment Weekly alongside titles such as ON THE COME UP by Angie Thomas, THE QUEEN OF NOTHING by Holly Black, and FRANKLY IN LOVE by David Yoon. Congratulations!
Tor Nightfire has included THE CHILL by Scott Carson, THE DEEP by Alma Katsu, WONDERLAND by Zoje Stage, SURVIVOR SONG by Paul Tremblay, and BURN OUR BODIES DOWN by Rory Power in its list of most anticipated horror books of 2020!